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Obama Convention Plans Revealed

Politico | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Advisers to President Barack Obama are scripting a Democratic National Convention featuring several Republicans in a prime-time appeal to independents...

Sam Stein

DNC Official: Obama Banning Special Interests From Contributing To 2012 Convention | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an attempt to keep a clean sheen on its 2012 convention, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will refuse contributions from ...

Obama And Blagojevich's Distant Relationship: They Haven't Talked For More Than A Year

HuffPost/NYT/WP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President-elect Obama's history with disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is dissected in several reports, including stories of how the men hav...

Polls: Obama Wins Post-Convention Bounce

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The Palin announcement was intended to steal the spotlight from the Democrats and blunt whatever bounce Obama was hoping to generate in Denver. According to a rash of poll this weekend, however, it was not to be.

Barack Obama's Speech: An Assessment

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

It was surprising to see Obama make not one but a dozen or more missteps during what was, by media acclamation, the most important speech of his life

Predicting Obama's Invesco Memes

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Weinberger

This might be one: "John McCain will use images of this event against us. When he sees tens of thousands of Americans eager to participate, he sees celebrity. As I look out tonight, I see democracy."

Obama Speech: Convention Address Makes Economic Populism Central Thrust of Election 2008

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The speech is probably the most populist national speech Obama has given. I have wondered why it has taken him this long to get back to this language that he used in the Democratic primary.

OK, He's Earned My Vote

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Before Obama's acceptance speech tonight, I was going to vote for him because I had to. After his speech, I'm doing it because I want to.

Tonight: No Double Standard

Bill Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Curry

A month ago, Democrats who'd said there was no way to lose this election began thinking they'd somehow managed to find one. A week in Denver has restored some confidence.

Obama Delivers, And Then Some

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

He has presented a powerful image of someone who is ready to be our president. It was substance, and it was leadership. And it really worked.

Obama Speech Preview: Focus On Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** The Washington Post reports that Obama will use the speech to outline a new direction for America: A day after Democrats officially name...

Inside The Democratic Convention

Bill Marovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Marovitz

There will be a very large contingent from Illinois who don't want to miss a chance to view history in the making. If you're one of them, let me know. I want to hear your take on what's happening in Denver--and why it matters to everyone back in Chicago.

What Obama Needs to Do in Denver

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

It is time, once and for all, for Democrats to burn the Kerry playbook. It is the same playbook used to guide one losing Democratic campaign after another for decades.

Obama Tries To Lower Expectations For Denver Speech

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Expect more of this as the Democratic convention week kicks into gear : Republicans heightening expectations for what will transpire (hoping they can ...

Democrats Seek To Reinvent Themselves In The New West

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

Among the eco-friendly buildings, bikes and Obama shirts, one could forget McCain is close in the polls and the war in Iraq rages on. In Denver, the sun is shining and the streets look clean, as if last night had been a gulley-washer instead of only a few drops of rain in the desert.

Obama Curbs Superdelegates & Eyes 2012

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

If the campaign doesn't want to offend powerful superdelegates during the convention, fine. But then the safer course is to push this change after November and without a commission.

Sam Stein

CNN: Gore To Speak On Last Night Of Dem Convention | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Gore will reportedly speak at the final night of the Democratic convention -- a coveted spot, but one that should put to rest the rumors (however f...

Notes From The Trenches: Drive-By Orange County Democrat Wars

Hank Quevedo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hank Quevedo

Watching the escalating spit-fest, we wondered how many more concessions, short of the nomination, the Hillarylanders would extort from the Obamatrons before harmony could descend.

Obama Campaign Solicits 'Soft Money' For Convention Due To Budget Shortfall

Los Angeles Times | Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing a large deficit in the Democratic National Convention budget, officials from Barack Obama's campaign have begun personally soliciting labor uni...

Rachel Weiner

It's Official: Obama Will Give Convention Speech At Stadium | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama will accept the Democratic nomination at Denver's Invesco field -- which can hold over 75,000. "The Democratic Party is nominating a true chan...

Barack Needs Bill

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Symbols matter. Elections are about perceptions. Once Hillary is put away, Obama will need Bill, so I suggest he improve his groveling. Hell, he secured that lapel pin and got that bowling ball down the lane, didn't he?